Job Ref No. ECC3122-46S Position Type: Catering Pay Range: Scale 6 point 13 to 17
Position Start Date: 27/08/2024 Contract Type: Part-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 31/05/2024 Midnight Date of Interviews: Week commencing 03/06/2024  

Job Description

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This is an exciting opportunity to join our school as we are building a new brand kitchen to serve freshly cooked school meals onsite for our children here at St John's CofE Primary School. The new catering manager will be experienced at working within a school kitchen, understanding the importance of healthy eating whilst acknowledging that food should be appealing for all children who have a range of dietary needs.

The successful candidate will also be working with the leadership team to recruit an assistant cook who they will work alongside as well as supervising a small team of catering assistants. You must be friendly and approachable by children, staff and parents.

The school meals provided should be delivered to the highest standards, ensuring excellence as the school believes the eating experience is part of our whole school experience.

A full Job Description and Person Specification are attached, but please find a brief summary of duties below:

· Planning, preparing and presenting all food in line with Statutory Regulations and School Food Standards;
· Ensuring that methods of preparation and presentation comply with currently recognised catering standards and food safety legislation;
· Managing a small team including ensuring effective Performance Management;
· Responsibility for ordering food supplies and stock control labelling and rotation;
· Ensuring prompt service of all meals;
· Ensuring the school kitchen is well maintained and cleaned regularly.

Candidates will have an awareness of and experience dealing with:
· Completing monitoring and food temperature records;
· Managing a daily cleaning checklist;
· Cross contamination and allergen management;
· Menu planning and compliance;
· Health and safety in food hygiene.

Hours of work: 9am to 2.30pm Monday to Friday (term time only)

Some of our roles attract a high level of interest and for this reason, we review applications as they are received. Therefore, on occasions, this means roles may close earlier than advertised so early applications are highly recommended.

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Welcome to St John's C of E Primary School

St John’s is a traditional school for the 21st Century. At St John’s we pride ourselves on our high standards in all areas of school life. As Head Teacher, I am proud to lead a dedicated and well-qualified team of staff, who are committed not just to high academic standards, but also to developing the whole child. Our vision, ‘Life in all its Fullness’ John 10:10 embodies our belief in enriching the children’s school experience as much as possible.

We take pride in both our excellent academic record and the musical, artistic and sporting achievements of our children. Furthermore, our school values of Achievement, Honesty, Caring, Responsibility, Forgiveness and Resilience develop both character and attitude, ensuring that our children leave St John’s happy, well rounded and prepared for their next step in education.

St John’s School aspires to be a community in which;

There is an atmosphere of confidence, striving for excellence and an enjoyment of learning. adults and children are valued equally. individual needs are recognised and supported.

Our long-term aim is to prepare our pupils to play a full part in a fast-changing, democratic and multi-cultural society and to prepare them for the next phase of their education.

We are part of The Epping Forest Schools Partnership Trust, a Multi-Academy Trust of fifteen Primary Schools and one Special School all based in the Epping Forest District. Along with our SCITT (School-Centred Initial Teacher Training), School Improvement Team, Well-being Service and Resourced Provisions based in three of our schools, we are a leading educational organisation in Epping Forest.

EFSPT was formed in 2018 from a consortium of schools that had worked together for over 20 years, and are committed to collaborative working to ensure the best possible outcomes for our children and school communities. The schools maintain their identities but work in a highly collaborative manner supported by a small but very experienced Central Team.

Our Mission is to provide an exceptional education that is inclusive and challenging for all and which provides wider opportunities for the children within the EFSPT to flourish.

EFSPT is committed to Trauma Perceptive Practice; the Essex approach to understanding behaviour and supporting emotional well-being. Being trauma-perceptive means that through our values, policies and practice, we are able to effectively support the children, families and communities in our Trust, creating spaces of belonging and safety that enable everyone to flourish, become resilient and learn.

We are an Equal Opportunities employer and we are committed to safeguarding our schools’ communities. The appointment will therefore be subject to satisfactory references and enhanced DBS checks.

Jonathan Furness Head Teacher

All appointments are subject to safer recruitment requirements to ensure the safeguarding of children and young people. All positions will involve appropriate checks and clearances.


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Contact Information

Karen Norman
High Road, Buckhurst Hill
Essex, IG9 5RX
Telephone: 020 8504 2934